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of the treasury department. when we began this fiscal slope, curve, cliff discussion, tim geithner was involved, there was a sense jack lew would be involved. they were marginalized towards the end, and as glenn mentions, vice president biden was the guy to sweep in at the last minute to make the deal. congressional republicans sound like they don't really want to work with him. is that a problem for the administration? >> yes and no. the administration has done this in the past, you bring in the heavy to close the deal. it's like when you're trying to discipline your children, don't wait till your father gets home, you can kind of keep jack lew in the background to bring in him. there's a view of having someone who's strong, lew is not a fist pounder. lew derives his authority and respect from the command of the issues, and i don't mean the command of the issues, i mean the command of the numbers. he can dig down, divide fractions in his head. that's why he's a danger and threat to some house republicans. this isn't meant to be negative about the house republicans. they don't simply have sort
saving people getting their houses foreclosed upon. this was about rescuing the people that tim geithner and larry summers who spent their entire lives around. these are the people that -- these wall street companies who were about to all go under if they didn't get billions and billions of dollars tomorrow, and that's what -- >> the political argument that would come from the white house, you hear this a lot when you talk to them privately, and they say publicly to a degree is that all the problems aside with the bailout, they'll acknowledge that things didn't work well, that the mortgage rescue or leaf operations were really bad. that's one of the things that obama says is one of his big regrets of his first term, but putting all that aside, if you didn't prop up the system -- they were basically held hostage. if they didn't prop up the system in some form, all credit would sort of seize up and those start-ups that you would like to see would be even lower and that, yeah, we got into a mess where we're tied into this casino, crazy system, and if you -- but if you let it fall apart by n
the administration has not pursued its goals. >> he is not tim geithner. geithner really did come from wall street and was a guy who was there to some degree to protect those institutions, and lew is not that. >> meanwhile, governor, we are not -- the person that in theory should be the most controversial, john brennan, the drone program, he took himself out of contention in 2008. nothing has been said about him. >> because he is low key and on the radar screen from the public, and it not one of the big three. >> might check in with rachel maddow. >> i was going to say, i also think it's because there's been an acquessence. >> the republicans like drones. >> bernie sanders is planting a flag in jack lew's -- >> he represents the entire left of the democratic party? >> one wing of the very progressive left. you are just moving it like a very far -- a tad -- i'm not saying anything against senators here on this show, but i think -- >> bernie is a greet graet guy, but it's a tiny little wing. it's probably a little fet zeesh fet other the wing. >> wow. feathers and wicks. we need to take a break. pre
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